PATRICIA “PATTY” (HARRISON) COATES
Patricia “Patty” (Harrison) Coates, 69, of Fort Dodge, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at her home in Fort Dodge.
Patricia “Patty” Ann Harrison, the daughter of Arthur and Edna (Horton) Harrison was born June 28, 1944 in Fort Dodge. In 1963, Patty graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High and later she attended Tobin Business College in Fort Dodge.
Patty is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Gerald, Howard, Benny, Harold “Butch” and her sisters, Dolores Pietsch, Beverly Ione Robbins and Shirley Grossnickle.
Patty is survived by her husband, David; children, Gwen (Bill) Boggess, Blake Harrison and Gena (Brian) Batcheller; step-children, Dena Coates and Jeff (Celeste) Coates; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; and her brothers, Ivan and Bruce Harrison.
She made many friends by working at Truck Haven, Hawkeye Glove, Dodger Tap, The Playground, Doc’s Corner (George’s Diner).
She enjoyed helping organize Flat Rat Reunions, golfing, bingo, traveling with her husband and spending time with her family.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.
In Lieu of flowers, Patty request memorials be left to the Almost Home Humane Society, Trinity Hospice or to the Trinity Cancer Center in Fort Dodge.